Being separated from family and pets is surely a tremendous emptiness for hospice patients in their final years. This separation may be devastating for both people and animals, but thankfully, groups like Pet Peace of Mind have done everything they can to ensure that patients admitted to this hospice stay with their devoted and selfless companions until the end.
Furthermore, when patients pass away, the group is responsible for finding suitable new homes for the animals.
Pet Peace of Mind, according to Dianne McGill, president, serves as an extension of the hospice’s main objective of supporting patients and their families.
“Because many patients regard their dogs to be family members, the program recognizes and validates this critical part of the patient’s support system.”
The non-profit organization is in charge of educating volunteers so that they can provide the best possible care for the patients’ dogs, as well as funding the training and essential equipment.
Pet Peace of Mind relies on donations from the public to meet its financial needs, and it employs volunteer personnel to care for the animals.
“Pets provide a potent antidote to isolation, loneliness, and sadness for many terminally ill people, sometimes the most powerful antidote.”
Many people consider animals to be heroes since their presence has been shown to lessen anxiety associated with dealing with a terrible medical condition.
Humans and animals may create extremely strong ties, and having animals close to hospice patients allows them to have a good journey towards the end of their lives.